Bentleys, Vintage Specialists
Bentleys, the vintage specialists based on London’s Walton Street, have created a new space with Gieves and Hawkes to showcase their collection of exceptional vintage luggage and gifts.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with Gieves and Hawkes and to offer our collection in the wonderful surroundings of No1 Savile Row. We share an innate understanding and appreciation of the hand-made, the bespoke, the finest materials and the skills of the best craftsmen,” said Tim Bent, the founder of Bentleys.
Bentleys’ eponymous shop is full of fine antique Louis Vuitton and Goyard trunks, desks made from the wingtips of Dakota DC-3s and objects sourced with a discerning eye from around the globe.
A treasure trove of the rare and unexpected.
Louis Vuitton were founded in 1854 and have become the world’s most collected vintage brand.
Their trunks were created in an infinite range of sizes and have included extraordinary commissions such as a travelling bed for Pierre de Brazza, the renowned explorer, a portable library trunk for Ernest Hemingway and a suite of luggage for the Maharajah of Jammu and Kashmir’s polo kit.
Bentleys stock a comprehensive collection of exceptional vintage Vuitton trunks.
Goyard were founded in 1853 and remain at 233, Rue St. Honore, Paris to this day. Increasingly sought after, their vintage luggage is rare and covetted.
Illustrated is a fine vintage Goyard Wardrobe trunk c.1920 sporting original luggage labels.
Magnificent Military and Naval binoculars c.1940-1960’s.
These binoculars form part of a range of military specification optical instruments that are fully restored and polished to a mirror finish. Optically exceptional, they are striking pieces of high powered functional art.
Bentleys are proud to represent Aero Concept, a wonderful Japanese company that hand-make card cases, iPad covers and attache cases in their workshop in Tokyo. Keiichi Sugano, the founder of Aero Concept, uses Duralumin, an aluminium alloy, to ensure exceptional strength and minimum weight. He uses the skills that he perfected making chair frames for the aviation and bullet train industry to produce beautifully engineered accessories that are true to their materials. He combines the Duralumin with Italian veg-tanned leathers that will age and patinate naturally.